FIFA 17 Wonderkids – the best young players in FIFA 17


The FIFA 17 demo is all set to be released later today and the full version of the game comes out on the 29th of September worldwide (27th in the US).

The hugely popular football game comes with improved Career mode features this year and the trailers are already earning rave reviews.

One of the best things about FIFA is the opportunity to pick your club, develop the team and build a dynasty with your preferred footballers.

And in that case, it is important to build a sustainable side by investing in youth players.

Here at Soccerlens we bring you a list of the FIFA 17 Wonderkids and the best FIFA Wonderkids XI.

Let us look at the best-possible starting XI you can put together out of the most talented under-21 players available in FIFA 17.

The criteria is simple:

  • Players must be 21 or younger.
  • Only potential OVR will be considered.
  • Formation: 4-3-3.


Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma

The AC Milan keeper is already making his mark for the first team.

Donnarumma’s talent and maturity belie his years and with a potential of 88 in FIFA 17, he is our top pick for the goalkeeper spot.

Right back: Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin is already one of the best-attacking right-backs in England.

The Arsenal defender is a man in demand and is being looked at by the likes of Barcelona.

Centre back: Kurt Zouma

The Chelsea defender has already established himself as a key member of the first team and is expected to develop into a world-class centre-half in future.

Centre back: Jonathan Tah

The German defender is rated as one of the best young talents in world football.

His powerful presence and ability to organize a back four has already attracted the interest of several European heavyweights.

Left back: Luke Shaw

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw remains the best young left back around.

The England defender has been on this list since FIFA 13.

Midfield: Dele Alli

Dele Alli had a fantastic debut season in the Premier League with Tottenham last year.

The England midfielder is one of the best young players in his role and is an easy choice for our best Wonderkids XI.

Midfield: Renato Sanches

Renato Sanches has been a revelation for Portugal in the Euros this summer.

The former Benfica star was a man in demand and ended up joining Bayern Munich. He is one of the best box-to-box midfielders of his age.

Midfield: Mahmoud Dahoud

Every midfield needs a calm and composed controller. The Gladbach midfielder was close to joining Liverpool this season.

The German midfielder has a potential overall of 88 and completes our midfield three alongside Alli and Sanches.

Left Winger: Anthony Martial

Right Winger: Ousmane Dembele

Striker: Kelechi Iheanacho

Anthony Martial, Ousmane Dembele, and Iheancho complete the front three.

All three players have proven themselves for top clubs so far and are a lethal combination of pace, trickery, and finishing.

Finally, here are the top five Wonderkids from every position in FIFA 17.

FIFA 17 Wonderkids: Goalkeepers

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)
  • Bartolomiej dragowski (Fiorentina)
  • Alban Lafont (Toulouse)
  • Simone Scuffet (Udinese)
  • Kepa Arizzabalaga (Athletic Bilbao)

FIFA 17 Wonderkids: Defenders

  • Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
  • Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid)
  • Mauricio Lemos (Las Palmas)
  • Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
  • Jonathan Tah (Bayer Leverkusen)

FIFA 17 Wonderkids: Midfielders

  • Dele Alli (Tottenham)
  • Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich)
  • Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)
  • Alen Halilovic (Hamburger SV)
  • Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht)

FIFA 17 Wonderkids: Wingers

  • Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
  • Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)
  • Breel Embolo (Schalke)

FIFA 17 Wonderkids: Strikers

  • Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid)
  • Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City)
  • Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
  • Antonio Sanabria (Real Betis)
  • Borja Mayoral (Wolfsburg)

You can buy FIFA 17 via Amazon using the links below:

FIFA 17 – PlayStation 4
FIFA 17 – Xbox One

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